Three New Faculty Members Join Department in Fall 2013

Jinghong Chen, Associate Professor

Jinghong Chen, Associate Professor

Jinghong Chen joins the University of Arizona’s electrical and computer engineering department as an associate professor. He comes to the UA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he was an associate professor in electrical engineering.

Chen’s research focuses on the design of high-performance and highly-integrated mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits and systems for computing, communication, energy, biomedical, and sensor applications.

Chen received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2000 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his M.S. in 1997 from the University of Virginia. He also holds an M.S. and B.S. in engineering physics from Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Onur Ozan Koyluoglu, Assistant Professor

Onur Ozan Koyluoglu, Assistant ProfessorOnur Ozan Koyluoglu joins ECE as an assistant professor. He comes from the University of Texas, Austin, where he served as postdoctoral fellow.

Koyluoglu’s research interests are in the areas of information theory, communications, statistics and neuroscience, with special emphasis on networks, security, and neural coding problems.

Koyluoglu received his Ph.D. in 2010 and M.S. in 2007, both in electrical and computer engineering, from Ohio State University. He also received a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering in 2005 from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

Kay Thamvichai, Professor of Practice

Kay Thamvichai, Professor of Practice Ratchaneekorn (Kay) Thamvichai joins ECE as a professor of practice from Saint Cloud University in Minnesota, where she was a professor of computer engineering.

Her research interests include digital signal processing, communications, digital design and embedded system design.

Thamvichai earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2002 from the University of Colorado, Boulder; her M.S. in 1998 from Stanford University, and her B.Eng. in 1996 from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

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